Nonviolent civil disobedience plays a vital role in American democracy. If all three branches of government cannot effectively check and balance governing powers, if the media (Fourth Estate) fails to use its power to investigate and report in a way that curbs political corruption, then it falls to ordinary citizens to do the job. Activists, protesters, and dissenters are the last standing patriots, the last fighters, the last defense, the last heroes.
In honor and support of the wisdom, courage, commitment, and self-sacrifice of those who commit nonviolent disobedience, to defend and benefit society, MIT Media Lab has launched the Disobedience Award. Nominations are now being accepted…
“You don’t change the world by doing what you’re told.”
~ Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
“We are now accepting nominations for the first-ever MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, which carries a $250,000 cash prize, no strings attached. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.” ~ MIT Media Lab
Nominations will be accepted from March 6 to May 1.
The winner will be announced on July 21, 2017.
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